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jul 19, 1980 - Moscow Olympic Games

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60+ nations including West Germany and Japan boycotted to protest the Soviet Union invading Afghanistan. Americans were not allowed to compete and if they tried to their passports would be seized. France and Britain allowed their athletes to participate if they wished to but did not support the soviet union.

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Political Upsets throughout the years in the Olympic Games

Date:

jul 19, 1980
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~ 38 years ago
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